|The Conversation -- Groks Science Show 2015-02-25 - Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling|
End of life care is rarely discussed, although it is perhaps one of the most important conversations that one must have. On this episode, Dr. Angelo Volandes discussed end-of-life medical care
Keywords: science; medicine; palliative care; end of life; death; groks; conversation
|Football Physics -- Groks Science Show 2015-02-18 - Samantha Thomas|
Professional football players today play a highly regulated game, but the toughest rules of all are the laws of physics. Today professor of physics at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Timothy Gay, discusses the physics of football.
Keywords: physics; football; timothy gay; super bowl
|The X-Men -- Groks Science Show 2015-02-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
X-rays have come a long way. Since being recognized as the phenomena that led to the first first Nobel Prize in Physics, x-rays are widely used as a medical tool and to elucidate the structure of matter. On this program, Janos Hajdu and Thomas Eckberg, discuss the latest frontier in x-ray imaging.
Keywords: x-rays; blue-green algae; nanometer; SLAC; Uppsala
|Hormone Signals in Prostate Cancer -- Groks Science Show 2015-02-04 - Tom Stewart|
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in American men, with 1 in 6 men being diagnosed in their lifetime. On today’s show, Edwin Reyes tells us about the role of the androgen receptor, which senses and responds to testosterone, in circulating tumor cells. He’ll discuss the implications for potential therapies as well as our understanding of the molecular basis for cancer.
Keywords: prostate cancer; hormones; immunology
|Touch -- Groks Science Show 2015-01-29 - Charles C. Lee|
Touch is a sensation that may be overlooked, but is essential to our development, everyday language, and emotional well-being. On this episode, Prof. David Linden discussed the neuroscience of touch.
Keywords: science; touch; neurobiology; groks
|The Quantum Moment -- Groks Science Show 2015-01-21 - Samantha Thomas|
Since the theory of quantum mechanics became accepted, almost a century ago, we’ve had to get used to living in a world of quantum leaps, Schrodinger’s cats and uncertainty principles. But how well do we really understand the major philosophical implications of quantum mechanics? Today we’ll talk with Dr. Robert Crease, professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University, about how terms from quantum mechanics have found their way into everyday discourse and provided a new set of metaphors f...
Keywords: quantum mechanics; physics; philosophy; metaphors; Robert Crease
|The Great Failure of Wikipedia - Jason Scott|
"The Great Failure of Wikipedia": Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Covers the universally-editable encyclopedia-like site Wikipedia, architectural and procedural choices by co-founder Jimbo Wales and the often-unintended consequences of these choices and philosophy. Includes short overviews of the Brian Peppers Debacle, the Ashida Kim Controversy, and the fallacy of "Notability" and "Neutral Point of View" as implemented in Wikipedia as it ...
Keywords: Wikipedia; Jason Scott; Notacon
Downloads: 9,419 (10 reviews)
|A Beautiful Mind -- Groks Science Show 2002-05-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The life and times of mathematician John F. Nash Jr. have garnered a great deal of attention since the release of the popular movie, A Beautiful Mind, chronicled events in his life. This show featured an interview with Sylvia Nassar, the author of Nash's biography, who discussed Nash's struggles with math, schizophrenia, and the Nobel Prize.
Downloads: 7,175 (3 reviews)
|Rational Bargaining -- Groks Science Show 2015-01-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
A prevailing notion of economics is that individuals act rationally and in their own self-interest. Research has recently shown that this is not necessarily the case, especially among experienced strategists. On this program, David Victor discusses how experience affects negotiation tactics.
Keywords: game theory; economics; rationality
|String Theory -- Groks Science Show 2005-03-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Physicists are constantly searching for 'elegant' theories that describe the universe. One such theory, string theory, has the potential to unify the disparate theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity. We discussed this theory with Prof. Brian Greene of Columbia University.
Keywords: Science; physics; string theory
Downloads: 14,733 (2 reviews)
|Time Finder -- Groks Science Show 2014-12-31 - Charles Lee|
Finding time to accomplish tasks can be a challenge. On this episode, Mitzi Weinman discussed strategies for personal management.
Keywords: science; time management; groks
|Dr. Krinsky goes to Washington -- Groks Science Show 2015-01-07 - Thomas Stewart|
Can we make government more friendly to science and technology? Yes we can. On this episode, we speak with Dr. Benjamin Krinsky, whose efforts are shifting from scientific research to affecting scientific policy.
Keywords: science; policy; genetics
|Longest Threads -- Groks Science Show 2014-12-24 - Charles C. Lee|
The excitement surrounding the advances in physics can be more difficult to convey than the actual advances themselves. On this episode, Tasneem Zehra Husain discussed the threads weaving through the history of physics.
Keywords: science; physics; groks
|The Beauty Premium -- Groks Science Show 2014-12-17 - Chenan Zhang|
It might not come as a big surprise that those among us who are gifted with physical attractiveness also benefit in many other ways, from being perceived as more capable, more likeable, and trustworthy, to ultimately earning a higher average income--this effect has been dubbed the “beauty premium”. What’s interesting however, is figuring out what exactly drives this effect: could family background, personality, choice of occupation, or grooming habits account for this phenomenon? Today’s...
Keywords: Jaclyn Wong; beauty; groks; Groks; Beauty work; Physical attractiveness; Beauty premium; Income inequality; Grooming
|Musical Brain -- Groks Science Show 2007-12-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Music has powerful emotive and expressive qualities that transcend its description as a purely physical phenomenon. This is of course due to how the brain processes musical information. On this program, Prof. Daniel Levitin discussed the musical brain.
Keywords: science; music; neurobiology
Downloads: 7,108 (1 review)
|Professor Lawrence "RW" Lessig's "The Withering of the Net" - Carl Malamud|
On June 16, 2006, Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a talk at the Center for American Progress entitled "The Withering of the Net: How DC Pathologies are Undermining the Growth and Wealth of the Net." This talk was the second in a series of three. The first talk was Professor Yochai Benkler, the third featured Dave Farber and Vint Cerf. In just under 40 minutes, Lessig delivered a stunning performance, documenting his assertion that the Internet was created by Republicans and discussing the Read On...
Keywords: Hack Number 9; net neutrality; Republicans; Internet; Lessig
Downloads: 6,648 (2 reviews)
|Ebola: Science and Politics -- Groks Science Show 2014-09-17 - Samantha Thomas|
The Ebola virus has been making headlines since early 2014 with news of vaccines, treatments, and failing efforts to control the spread of the virus in West Africa. Here today to discuss the science and politics of the Ebola virus is Dr. Brenda Wilson, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. We’ll talk about the biology of the Ebola virus, the three newest treatments for those infected, and predictions about the outbreak’s future.
Keywords: Ebola; Ebola virus; Brenda Wilson; microbiology; Ebola outbreak; Africa
|Alzheimer Research -- Groks Science Show 2009-09-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Alzheimer research has rapidly advanced in the past several years, yet simple daily habits may be even more important for preventing the onset of the disease. On this program, Mark Underwood discussed Alzheimer research and prevention.
Keywords: science; alzheimer; neuroscience; disease prevention; groks
Downloads: 4,821 (1 review)
|WOS1_170799_2000_STALLMAN - mikro e.V. / WOS e.V.|
Wizards of OS 1Offene Quellen und Freie Software 16.-17. Juli 1999 Haus der Kulturen der Welt John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin Panel 10. "Intellectual Property" and Public DomainRichard Stallman: Free Software and BeyondTranskript Camera: Olaf Merker, Oleg StepanowSound: Fabian Werba, Guido WeyrauchEditor: Oleg Stepanow
Keywords: conference; free software; free culture; free infrastructure
|Einstein and his miraculous year -- Groks Science Show 2005-11-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
In the year 1905, Albert Einstein published five papers that changed the face of modern physics and led to two Nobel Prizes, including one for Einstein himself. On this program, Prof. John Stachel discussed Einstein and the importance of each of these papers.
Keywords: Science; physics; relativity; Einstein
Downloads: 9,303 (2 reviews)
|Now And Then, Here and There: Editing - Jason Scott|
Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 5 in Cleveland, OH. Now and Then, Here and There: Editing. Starting from the story of hitting a coyote, Jason Scott describes the nature of editing, our growing roles as editors of our own lives and content, and the future directions editing can take. Hints about the process are given, as well as a number of anecdotes related to Jason's own projects.
Keywords: editing; documentary; Jason Scott; Notacon
Downloads: 2,777 (2 reviews)
|Twister Theory -- Groks Science Show 2005-03-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
While superstring theory dominates the landscape of unified field theories, alternative theories exist, such as twister theory. On this program, Sir Roger Penrose discussed the structure of the universe and quantum consciousness.
|Science Policy -- Groks Science Show 2003-01-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The operation of the scientific enterprise relies on complex interactions between scientific institution, the government, and the public. In this milieu, science policy issues are formed. On this program, Prof. David Baltimore, the president of Caltech, discussed some current science policy issues.
|Dark Matter and Energy -- Groks Science Show 2007-05-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Dark matter and dark energy comprise most of the known universe. But, what are the constituents of dark matter and energy? On this program, Dr. Dan Hooper from Fermilab discussed the dark cosmos.
Keywords: science; dark matter; physics
Downloads: 10,687 (1 review)
|Marcell Mars @ WOS 3 - Audio - WOS3 StreamTeam|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Internet Freedom goes East I. Free Software Marcell Mars Multimedia Institute, Zagreb
|Jason Scott and RaD Man (ACiD) - 100 Years of the Computer Art Scene - Jason Scott and RaD Man (ACiD)|
Since the first time that machines could calculate, people have twisted, modified, hacked and played with them to create art. In a fast-paced hour, we're going to do our best to capture 100 years of computer art, the magic of the art scene, the demo scene, and a dozen other "scenes" that have been with us as long as computers have. Prepare yourself for a roller coaster of visual and audio history as your two over-the top scene pilots take you on "the story so far" to the artscene.
Keywords: Conference Proceedings
Downloads: 2,179 (1 review)
|All Tangled Up -- Groks Science Show 2014-12-03 - Samantha Thomas|
Particle entanglement is one of quantum mechanics’ strangest predictions. In fact, physicists have been trying to disprove it ever since they predicted it about 80 years ago. Here to untangle the issue for us is Dr. Jason Gallicchio, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago. He’ll help us understand exactly what it means for particles to be entangled and how he proposes to use quasars to test one of the only remaining alternative explanations for this counterintuitive phenomenon that...
Keywords: quantum mechanics; entanglement; groks; quasars
|Preventing Disease -- Groks Science Show 2007-06-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The occurrence of preventable disease in the United States can be lowered by simple lifestyle changes. On this program, Dr. Raymond Francis discussed the project to end disease.
Keywords: science; disease; prevention
|Smithsonian Ocean -- Groks Science Show 2009-03-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The oceans are essential for human survival. The Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History seeks to educate the public about the importance of the oceans. On this program, Deborah Cramer discussed Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water, Our World.
Keywords: science; ocean; environment; smithsonian
|Improving Your Health with Cats and Dogs -- Groks Science Show 2014-07-16 - Chenan Zhang|
Cats and dogs: companions, protectors, health-improvers? We love our furry friends, but recent studies show that cats and dogs may benefit us in ways that go beyond companionship. Groks hosts Samantha Thomas, Chenan Zhang and guest-host Courtney Kagan discuss research findings that show how these animals can boost our health and well-being.
Keywords: Pets; Cats; Dogs; Health; Immune system
|Peking Man Fossils -- Groks Science Show 2008-01-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The discovery of the Peking Man fossils in China was a landmark discovery for archaeologists and anthropologists. On this program, Dr. Amir Aczel discussed the discovery of the fossils and the tale of one of the main investigators involved in the project, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Keywords: science; anthropology; archaeology
Downloads: 5,747 (1 review)
|Doug Cutting @ WOS 3 - Video - WOS3 StreamTeam|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Free Search Engines Doug Cutting Lead Architect, Nutch, Petaluma, CA
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure
|Evolutionary Truth -- Groks Science Show 2009-02-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Darwin Day, celebrated on Feb. 12, marks the 200th birthday anniversary of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his famed publication, On the Origin of Species. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence supporting the modern evolutionary theory, controversy still abounds. On this program, Prof. Jerry Coyne from the University of Chicago discussed why evolution is true.
Keywords: science; evolution; darwin; natural selection; biology
Downloads: 5,864 (2 reviews)
|Quantum Story -- Groks Science Show 2010-12-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The amazing technological developments of the modern age have been enabled in part through the advances in quantum physics. On this program, Prof. James Kakalios discussed the amazing story of quantum mechanics.
Keywords: science; physics; quantum mechanics; groks
|Communicating Uncertainty -- Groks Science Show 2014-11-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Science is based on accepting uncertainties. In contrast, business and politics tend to aver the unknown. On this program, Baruch Fischoff discusses how scientists can improve communicating risks and uncertainties.
Keywords: risk; science communication; uncertainty; climate change; sex education
|BBS Documentary: Interview with Pirate BBS Operator - Jason Scott|
Some of the documentary sessions were done by setting up in a space during conventions and recording short sequences with any attendees who wanted to speak about BBSes. Since these interview sets were unplanned and free-form, they went in really unexpected directions and ranged heavily in both subject manner and style. In one case, the interviewee did not want to be recorded on video, but wanted to be interviewed anyway...
Downloads: 4,932 (3 reviews)
|The End of Absence -- Groks Science Show 2014-09-03 - Samantha Thomas|
Advances in technology have changed the way we work, the way we socialize, and the way we learn. But not everybody knows that. In his book the End of Absence, author Michael Harris reminds us that people born after 1985 will not have experienced adulthood without the internet, and children today will never know what life was like before facebook, twitter, and iPhones. In this episode, Michael Harris discusses the impact of the ‘end of absence’ and what constant connectedness means for the we...
Keywords: technology; social media; Michael Harris
|The Imitation Game -- Groks Science Show 2014-11-19 - Samantha Thomas|
Alan Turing was one of the most influential mathematicians in the development of computer science and artificial intelligence. On the show today we’re talking with Dr. Barry Cooper Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Leeds, and co-editor of the recently released book Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. He’ll talk about how Turing’s original work developed into modern computer science and how he contributed to the code-breaking efforts that helped shorten World War II...
Keywords: Alan Turing; computers; mathematics; artificial intelligence; World War II; Barry Cooper
|Body Rhythms -- Groks Science Show 2008-04-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The human body is regulated by multiple physiological processes that cycle throughout the day. On this program, Jennifer Ackerman discussed the science of body rhythms.
Keywords: science; physiology
|The Life of Richard Feynman -- Groks Science Show 2003-06-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Richard Feynman, one of the best known physicists of our time, is known not only for his scientific work, but also for his unique personality. This show examined the very human side of this very extraordinary man
|Neutrino Hunters- Groks Science Show 2014-02-12|
Trillions of subatomic particles called neutrinos are zipping through our bodies every second of every day. If that gave you goosebumps, don't worry because they're very shy and rarely interact with other matter- a property that makes them difficult to detect. Astrophysicist Dr. Ray Jayawardhana joins us today to discuss the hunt for neutrinos, the elusive elementary particle that brings news from distant stars and can help us understand the nature of antimatter...
Keywords: Groks; neutrinos; Jayawardhana; groks science show; particle physics
|Unconquered -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Amazon is one of the last unspoiled territories, where the indiginous tribes have remained largely untouched by modern civilization. On this program, Scott Wallace discussed the unconquered tribes of the Amazon.
Keywords: science; anthropology; amazon; fleicheros; groks
Downloads: 3,418 (1 review)
|Discussion 2 Copyrights @ WOS 3 - Audio - WOS3 StreamTeam|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Copyrights Discussion of Harald Welte's talk
Keywords: Wizards of OS 3
|Forensic Science -- Groks Science Show 2005-11-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Solving a murder often requires analysis from forensic scientists. On this program, Dr. Frederick Zugibe, the former Chief Medical Examiner of Rockland County, discussed the techniques of forensic science.
Keywords: Science; forensics
|Mod: Stefan Krempl @ WOS 3 - Audio - WOS3 StreamTeam|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Free Software in the Public Sector Mod: Stefan Krempl journalist, author, and media researcher, Berlin
Keywords: Wizards of OS 3
|Genes and Behavior -- Groks Science Show 2004-04-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
While most would readily accept that the brain controls behavior, few would acknowledge the role that genes play in shaping our actions. On this program, we investigated the link between genes and behavior with Prof. Gary Marcus from NYU.
|Self-Driving Cars -- Groks Science Show 2013-09-04|
Today we talk with Dr. Steve Underwood of the Connected Vehicle Proving Center at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. With several car companies promising to release nearly self-driving cars in the next decade, it's a good time to discuss what these cars actually do and how they might benefit us. Dr. Underwood tells us about why we might want a self-driving car, the state of the industry, and what we can expect in the near future.
Keywords: groks; groks science show Self-driving cars; autonomous vehicles; connected vehicle proving center; Steve Underwood
|Open Source -- Groks Science Show 2006-03-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Constitution guarantees five fundamental freedoms, but a free culture requires openness amongst its citizens. On this program, Mitch Kapor discussed the Open Source movement as it pertains to software and other aspects of technology and life.
Keywords: science; open source
|A History of Podcasting - Jason Scott|
"Your Moment of Audio Zen: A History of Podcasts": Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 7, 2006. A short introduction to a variety of subjects related to the idea of "Podcasts" or "Podcasting", including historical background of pirate radio, shoutcasting, streaming, and creating of shows. Subject matter strays in a variety of directions, including the talent behind creating a show, defining terms and what the future might hold...
Keywords: Podcasting; Notacon; Jason Scott; Textfiles.com
Downloads: 4,520 (1 review)
|Airplanes -- Groks Science Show 2009-01-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Airplanes are modern marvels whose ingenious development is the result of decades of innovation from numerous pioneers, thinkers, and tinkerers. On this program, Mr. Jay Spenser discussed the history of the airplane.
Keywords: science; aviation; airplanes; aeronautics; commercial airplanes